The CUNY J-School will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, 2017. There are no classes on Nov. 24, but the campus will be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Ralph Ortega

  1. Adjunct Faculty

Ralph Ortega is a freelance reporter and editor.

In the course of a 25-year career in journalism, he has reported for the New York Daily News, the Star-Ledger and the Asbury Park Press and served as editor-in-chief of OnWallStreet, an award-winning financial news magazine and website.

Ortega’s breaking news and investigative work has taken him on assignment across the United States, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Mexico. He covered the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks and landed a world exclusive with the father of Elian Gonzalez, the child embroiled in an international custody battle involving the U.S. and Cuban governments.

A graduate of New York University, Ortega is a native New Yorker, the son of immigrant parents from Cuba and Chile and the proud father of four children.